The MSc in Power, Propulsion and the Environment course is an important element in the development of engineers with an environmental awareness. This course is suitable for talented graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an international growth industry. The course is suitable for graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an growing international industry. Graduates are provided with the skills that allow them to deliver immediate benefits in a very demanding and rewarding workplace and therefore are in great demand.
The gas turbine is employed today in a wide variety of industrial applications including oil, power, and process industries. The continuing expansion of the applications of rotating machinery implies that a multidisciplinary approach to their design and selection is required. This should take into account their techno-economic and environmental impact.
The course consists of approximately ten to fifteen taught modules and an individual research project.
In addition to management, communication, team work and research skills, each student will attain at least the following outcomes from this degree course:
- Provide the skills required for a rewarding career in the field of propulsion and power. - Meet employer requirements for graduates within power and propulsion industries. - Demonstrate a working knowledge and critical awareness of gas turbine performance, analysis techniques, component design and associated technologies. - Explain, differentiate and critically discuss the underpinning concepts and theories for a wide range of areas of gas turbine engineering and associated applications. - Be able to discern, select and apply appropriate analysis techniques in the assessment of particular aspects of gas turbine engineering.
You are required to submit a written thesis describing an individual research project carried out during the course. Many individual research projects have been carried out with industrial sponsorship, and have often resulted in publication in international journals and symposium papers. This thesis is examined orally in September in the presence of an external examiner.
Recent Individual Research Projects include:
- Benchmark of methods to measure the density of atmospheric ice - Green runway: investigation of emissions and noise for large aircraft operation within an airport. - Techno economic environmental risk assessment on marine propulsion.
The final assessment is based on two components of equal weight; the taught modules (50%) and the individual research project (50%). Assessment is by examinations, assignments, presentations and thesis.
A variety of funding, including industrial sponsorship, is available. Please contact us for details.